Audemars Piguet Contemporary announced that Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary artist Phoebe Hui has been selected to present the fifth Audemars Piguet Art Commission, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based independent curator Ying Kwok, who notably curated the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
The large-scale installation titled “The Moon is Leaving Us” is derived from historical and contemporary observations of the moon and highlights the critical role that visual representation plays in science and in our understanding of the universe. It will be unveiled at Tai Kwun, Centre for Heritage and Arts, in Hong Kong on 23 April 2021 and will run for four weeks, remaining on view through Art Basel Hong Kong (scheduled 19 to 23 May 2021). This marks the first Audemars Piguet Art Commission to be shown in Asia.
Both a researcher and a maker, Phoebe Hui is known for her thought-provoking artworks that combine elaborate subject matter, intricate artistry and traditional craftsmanship. Hui’s practice aims to deconstruct, decipher and visualise scientific inventions, innovations and technologies, revealing their concealed beauty and enabling her audience to better understand their complexity. Inspired by her everyday life and often imbued with humour, Hui’s artistic language emphasises the inextricable links between artistic representation, science and technology.
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